I traded my 2004 Infiniti for a new Jetta TDI 8 months ago and currently have 25k miles on it. I bought it because of the gas mileage since I commute/travel 3k miles a month. With that said, I average between 38-40 mpg on my commute to and from work. Volkswagen advertises that you can get 609 miles to one tank and that is an understatement. I made it home from NC to the NJ on one tank of gas: 625 miles. (avg speed 70 mph). The DSG transmission is a lot of fun to drive. It offers every-day "Drive" mode or the more exciting "S" mode or for maximum power, you can switch to manual mode. If you are looking for a daily driver/commuter car that offers much more, you should definitely consider.
The keyless entry is great; to unlock the door you simply place your hand on the door handle and to lock the door you touch the outside of the handle. As I mentioned above, the MPG and DSG transmission really make this car great. The seats are firm yet comfortable and I recommend spending the extra money and getting the Premium Package; it offers much better interior quality and really feels high-end. Heated seats are always great and they work fast. The Fender audio system is very good and I also recommend upgrading however, it is not as good as the Bose system in my Infiniti. The Bluetooth is great and I use it every day. The CarGo system is also convenient in the trunk.
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